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Academic Calendars

Date Event
Mar 21 - Apr 4 Course Request.
Apr 14 Course Schedule available in Hokie Scheduler.
Apr 21 Add/Drop begins.
Aug 21 Classes Begin. Last day to withdraw from the semester (100% Refund). Last day to submit a Leave of Absence request.
Aug 25 Last day to add classes or drop individual courses at 100% refund.
Sep 4 Labor Day (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
Sep 18 Census (Enrollment numbers are frozen for reporting purposes.)
Oct 3 Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F. Last day to drop individual courses. (25% refund).
Oct 6-8 Fall Break Weekend (No Classes - University Offices Open Friday)
Oct 23 Last day to resign and/or change grade option from P/F to A-F.
Nov 14 Last day to apply for Fall graduation to have your name appear in the Commencement program and to update your diploma mailing address.
Nov 15 Deadline for undergraduates to request rescheduling of final examinations.
Nov 18-26 Thanksgiving break (No Classes - University Offices close at noon on Nov 22)
Dec 6 Classes End. Last day to apply for "W" grade.
Dec 7 Reading Day (No Classes/Exams)
Dec 8-13 Final examinations (Inclement weather makeup is December 14)
Dec 14 Degree Conferral
Dec 15 Final grades due.
Dec 18 Final grades viewable in Hokie SPA and on the official transcript.


* See commencement.vt.edu for commencement ceremony schedule.

Date Event
Jul 31 Add/Drop begins.
Dec 26 Classes Begin (Virtual, Blended, or Winter Experience). Last day to add or drop courses or to withdraw from the semester (100% Refund). Last day to change grade mode.
Jan 2
Classes Begin (Residential-Blacksburg). Last day to add or drop courses or to withdraw from the semester (100% Refund). Last day to change grade mode.
Jan 3 Last day to resign.
Census (Enrollment numbers are frozen for reporting purposes.)
Jan 12 Classes End. Last day to apply for "W" grade.
Jan 13 Final examinations and Degree Conferral.
Jan 17 Final grades due.
Jan 22 
Final grades viewable in Hokie SPA and on the official transcript.
Date Event
Oct 17-31 Course Request.
TBD Course Schedule available in Hokie Scheduler.
Nov 24 Add/Drop begins.
Jan 15 Martin Luther King Holiday (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
Jan 16 Classes Begin. Last day to withdraw from the semester (100% Refund). Last day to submit a Leave of Absence request.
Jan 22 Last day to add classes or drop individual courses at 100% refund.
Feb 13 Census (Enrollment numbers are frozen for reporting purposes.)
Feb 26 Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F. Last day to drop individual courses. (25% refund).
Mar 2-10 Spring Break (No Classes - University Offices Open)
Mar 26 Last day to resign and/or change grade option from P/F to A-F.
Apr 9 Last day to apply for Spring graduation to have your name appear in the Commencement program and to update your diploma mailing address.
Apr 17 Deadline for undergraduates to request rescheduling of final examinations.
May 1 Classes End. Last day to apply for "W" grade.
May 2 Reading Day (No Classes/Exams)
May 3-8 Final examinations.
May 8 Degree Conferral
May 10 Final grades due.
May 12 Final grades viewable in Hokie SPA and on the official transcript.


* See commencement.vt.edu for commencement ceremony schedule.

Date Event
Mar 12 Add/Drop begins.
May 20 Classes Begin. Last day to withdraw from the semester (100% Refund).
May 22 Last day to add classes or drop individual courses at 100% refund.
May 27 Memorial Day Observed (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
Census (Enrollment numbers are frozen for reporting purposes.)
Jun 3 Last day to drop individual courses. (25% refund). Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F.
Jun 11 Last day to resign and/or change grade option from P/F to A-F.
Jun 19 Juneteenth (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
Jun 28 Classes End. Last day to apply for "W" grade. Final examinations.
Aug 9 Degree Conferral.
TBD Final grades due.
TBD Final grades viewable in Hokie SPA and on the official transcript.
Date Event
Mar 12 Add/Drop begins.
Jul 1 Classes Begin. Last day to withdraw from the semester (100% Refund).
Jul 3 Last day to add classes.
Jul 4 Independence Day (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
Jul 5 Last day to drop individual courses at 100% refund.
Jul 8 Census (Enrollment numbers are frozen for reporting purposes.)
Jul 15 Last day to drop individual courses. (25% refund). Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F.
Jul 23 Last day to resign and/or change grade option from P/F to A-F.
Aug 9 Classes End. Last day to apply for "W" grade. Final examinations. Degree Conferral.
TBD Final grades due.
TBD Final grades viewable in Hokie SPA and on the official transcript.
Date Event
Mar 12 Add/Drop begins.
May 20 Classes Begin. Last day to withdraw from the semester (100% Refund).
May 23 Last day to add classes.
May 25 Last day to drop individual courses at 100% refund.
May 27 Memorial Day Observed (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
Census (Enrollment numbers are frozen for reporting purposes.)
Jun 17 Last day to drop individual courses. (25% refund). Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F.
Jun 19 Juneteenth (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
Jul 3 Last day to resign and/or change grade option from P/F to A-F.
Jul 4 Independence Day (No Classes - University Offices Closed)  
Aug 9 Classes End. Last day to apply for "W" grade. Final examinations. Degree Conferral.
TBD Final grades due.
TBD Final grades viewable in Hokie SPA and on the official transcript.
Date Event
Mar 19 - Apr 2
Course Request.
TBD Course Schedule available in Hokie Scheduler.
Apr 19 Add/Drop begins.
Aug 26 Classes Begin. Last day to withdraw from the semester (100% Refund). Last day to submit a Leave of Absence request.
Aug 30 Last day to add classes or drop individual courses at 100% refund.
Sep 2 Labor Day (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
Oct 8 Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F. Last day to drop individual courses. (25% refund).
TBD Fall Break Weekend (No Classes - University Offices Open Friday)
Oct 28 Last day to resign and/or change grade option from P/F to A-F.
Nov 12 Last day to apply for Fall graduation to have your name appear in the Commencement program and to update your diploma mailing address.
Nov 20 Deadline for undergraduates to request rescheduling of final examinations.
Nov 23 - Dec 1 Thanksgiving break (No Classes - University Offices close at noon on Nov 27)
Dec 11 Classes End. Last day to apply for "W" grade.
Dec 12 Reading Day (No Classes/Exams)
Dec 13-18 Final examinations (Inclement weather makeup is December 19)
Dec 19 Degree Conferral
Dec 20 Final grades due.
Dec 23 Final grades viewable in Hokie SPA and on the official transcript.


* See commencement.vt.edu for commencement ceremony schedule.

Winter 2025

Date Event
Aug 5 Add/Drop begins.
Dec 26 Classes Begin (Virtual, Blended, or Winter Experience). Last day to add or drop courses or to withdraw from the semester (100% Refund). Last day to change grade mode.
Jan 2
Classes Begin (Residential-Blacksburg). Last day to add or drop courses or to withdraw from the semester (100% Refund). Last day to change grade mode.
Jan 3 Last day to resign.
Census (Enrollment numbers are frozen for reporting purposes.)
Jan 17 Classes End. Last day to apply for "W" grade.
Jan 18 Final examinations and Degree Conferral.
TBD Final grades due.
TBD
Final grades viewable in Hokie SPA and on the official transcript.

Spring 2025

Date Event
Oct 22-Nov 5 Course Request.
TBD Course Schedule available in Hokie Scheduler.
Nov 29 Add/Drop begins.
Jan 20 Martin Luther King Holiday (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
Jan 21 Classes Begin. Last day to withdraw from the semester (100% Refund). Last day to submit a Leave of Absence request.
Jan 27 Last day to add classes or drop individual courses at 100% refund.
TBD Census (Enrollment numbers are frozen for reporting purposes.)
Mar 3 Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F. Last day to drop individual courses. (25% refund).
Mar 8-16 Spring Break (No Classes - University Offices Open)
Apr 1 Last day to resign and/or change grade option from P/F to A-F.
Apr 8 Last day to apply for Spring graduation to have your name appear in the Commencement program and to update your diploma mailing address.
Apr 23 Deadline for undergraduates to request rescheduling of final examinations.
May 7 Classes End. Last day to apply for "W" grade.
May 8 Reading Day (No Classes/Exams)
May 9-14 Final examinations.
May 14 Degree Conferral
TBD Final grades due.
TBD Final grades viewable in Hokie SPA and on the official transcript.


* See commencement.vt.edu for commencement ceremony schedule.

Religious, Cultural, Ethnic, Meaning-Making, and Faith Based Observances

As a publicly funded institution of higher education, Virginia Tech does not officially recognize religious holidays and celebrations. However, as an institution we recognize the importance of such events in the lives of our community members. In the spirit of inclusive excellence and our Principles of Community, faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to be cognizant of major religious and cultural observances when planning courses and campus events and to be sensitive to potential conflicts.

When conflicts do occur, students should notify their instructors in accordance with university policy stated as follows:

If a student cannot attend a class, they may notify their instructor(s) directly or contact the Office of the Dean of Students, whose staff can provide advocacy through its absence verification process. The Office of the Dean of Students considers absence verification for any of the following reasons: illness or death of a family member or friend; off-campus medical appointments or hospital admission; court subpoenas; military orders; and observances of religious, cultural, ethnic, meaning-making, or faith-based beliefs. Staff members send an absence verification notice to the college dean, who then forwards the verification to the instructor(s). If upon a good-faith evaluation an instructor believes that accommodating an absence negatively affects the course of study, students can contact the Office of the Dean of Students for continued advocacy and guidance. Students are responsible for making arrangements with the instructor as soon as possible to complete any work missed due to absence. If this work differs from the original exam or assignment, it must be appropriately related to course objectives and no more difficult than the original.

Faculty determine their attendance policy, including whether they will accommodate absences and how they will do so. However, in accordance with the Virginia Tech Principles of Community, faculty are encouraged to accommodate students when the observance of religious, cultural, ethnic, meaning-making, or faith-based beliefs conflict with academic requirements. Students who choose to request an excused absence directly from their instructor(s) due to a religious observance should do so during the first two weeks of classes or as soon as they become aware of the need for an accommodation.

For a calendar of observances, please see the Interfaith Calendar.